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Old December 23rd, 2019, 06:56 PM   #16
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Project Update: Replica/tribute DMR is finally finished. This winter it was bedded into MarineTex by a retired USMC precision armorer (MOS 2112) who built some back when they were still in service.
As noted previously, it was built as a ‘late production’ DMR from the post-2007 era that used an SEI mount and Badger Ordnance rings. Here's some pics for anyone interested in the completed project.

Right side with misc accessories (some M118LR match ammo circa 2006, with ammo carrier, USMC weapon booklet, USMC PWS T-shirt, re-printed USMC DMR Technical Manual, and a USMC helmet w/ goggles, etc):



Left side:



Right side with Hawk's faux selector kit, and some accessories/booklets.



Right side mount (SEI part #2006), and TRW bolt from the donor 1998 SAI SuperMatch M1A:



Barrel on the USMC DMR was knurled at the gas cylinder mating surface...thus it is not something to be remove unless really required...



Left side of rear-lugged receiver bedded in the McMillan M2A stock:



Left side optic with Badger Ordnance DMR rings, and USGI leather sling of the appropriate era:



USGI trigger group with mixed parts has been tuned and has a very consistent pull of 5 lbs 3 ozs:



USMC DMR stocks are a little unique regarding sling mounting hardware. The front bipod stud is mounted via a ~ 4” long steel plate with 3 threaded holes, which is bedded into the stock’s forend.
The front sling swivel also has a spot weld to prevent the folded metal sling loop from being pulled out with excessive sling pressure:



USMC M2A stocks apparently came from McMillan with a bipod stud installed at the rear, but the USMC removed the rear bipod stud, filled the hole with MarineTex,
and then cut an inlet in the stock (somewhat roughly) for the USGI M1/M14 rear sling swivel to allow the use of the traditional 1907 style leather sling.



Anyhow, that's my latest replica project after 19 months of concerted effort and a lot of luck along with way re the correct stock and barrel.



I'll test it at the range in the spring when the weather is a bit warmer...and will update this thread. I hope others found this thread interesting.

Happy Holidays.


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Old December 23rd, 2019, 07:56 PM   #17
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Random Guy,

Another beautiful replica project! It is very difficult to find the parts, then to find an armor to do this type of build is another mission altogether.

It is great to see it all come together and finish.

Congratulations!!

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Old December 24th, 2019, 02:25 AM   #18
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Wow.
Looks like it could get the job done for sure.
The knurled gas cylinder mounting area on the barrel, in particular, caught my eye.

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Old December 24th, 2019, 03:35 AM   #19
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Wonderful build! What a Christmas this is! Congrats.
Thank you for all the detailed pics.
My I ask, just ball park, what's your investment total to?

No matter what the cost, you must be very proud.
Another build on my list.....I'm doubtful I'll ever have anything this accurate in respects to an original USMC DMR build though.

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Old December 24th, 2019, 04:12 AM   #20
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Thanks for the kind words. It is a nice Christmas present for myself. Glad to finally have it finished.
Investment was significant, but not as much as my XM25 build. (DMR build was ~ 2.5x the price of the donor SAI Supermatch).

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Old December 24th, 2019, 05:02 AM   #21
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William, great job as usual!! After seeing the XM25 in action at Quantico last summer Im sure this one will be the same top Shelf for sure!!! Keep up the good work..

Carry On!!

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That is awesome!

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Old December 31st, 2019, 07:00 AM   #23
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Great looking rifle. I have the same one just trying to find a donor rifle for it. I have the original GG&G USMC marked scope mount with scope rings. Only thing I'm missing is the PWS shirt to go with it.

Thanks for sharing.

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Old December 31st, 2019, 07:31 AM   #24
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I have the same one just trying to find a donor rifle for it. I have the original GG&G USMC marked scope mount with scope rings.
Thanks, good luck with your donor rifle. I bought my donor Supermatch at a gunstore in NC when I was down there for a CMP match.

Glad you have the GG&G mount. I looked thoughout 2018 but was not able to find one, but perhaps someone might offer one up at some point, since I have a complete build...



...its the only part that I wouldn't mind swapping out on my DMR replica. If you run across another mount, please keep me in mind. Good luck with your build.

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Old February 15th, 2020, 03:19 PM   #25
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Very nice in one deployment we used one that was a TRW M14 along side the MK11. The M14 got alot more work. I used the Mk11 as my standard go to, I wanted the M14 but I gave first pick to my prescion shooters.

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Very nice!

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